DOXA SUB 300T Divingstar "Poseidon Edition"
The new SUB 300T Divingstar “Poseidon Edition” recreates one of the rarest 1970s DOXA model.
In those years, DOXA was best known for its trio of SUB 300T dive watches with iconic orange (“Professional”), black (“Sharkhunter”) and silver (“Searambler”) dials.
But there was also a short-lived version with a bright yellow dial, known as the “Divingstar” and its rarity has made it a coveted find for vintage watch collectors. An even rarer version was the SUB 300T Divingstar created in partnership with the Swedish dive equipment company, Poseidon. The watch had all the standard features of other DOXA diving watches, but added the black and yellow Poseidon logo to the lower left quadrant of the yellow dial.
The new DOXA SUB 300T Divingstar “Poseidon Edition” brings the two diving brands together once again.
A limited edition of just 500 pieces, the new watch resembles its 1970s forebear but is updated with some modern features. The crystal is now highly scratch-resistant sapphire. The self-winding movement inside is the well-proven and shock-protected Swiss ETA 2824-2 beating at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and offering 42 hours of power reserve. And the watch is now water resistant to 1,200 meters / 4,000 feet, four times the depth rating of the original SUB 300T.
Dial markings and hands are coated with layers of Super-Lumi-Nova for optimum long-lasting legibility in dark and murky conditions.
The 42.7 mm stainless steel case features a unidirectional bezel with the U.S. Navy maximum no decompression limit times scale (expressed in feet) engraved.
The steel bracelet fitted to this special watch is DOXA’s iconic “separate beads of rice” style, with solid end links and a fold-over clasp with an extension for use over a thick diving suit.
The SUB 300T Divingstar “Poseidon Edition” features a helium escape valve on the left case flank, which allows trapped helium inside the watch to evacuate during decompression in a diving bell.
The new DOXA SUB 300T Divingstar "Poseidon Edition" will be available from May 2018 with a retail price of US$ 2,490 but it can be pre-ordered now for US$ 1990.00. doxawatches.com